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Dr Crispian Fuller

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Dr Crispian Fuller
Crispian Fuller joined Aston University in 2008 as Lecturer in Public Policy, moving from the University of Warwick where he was a Senior Research Fellow.  His research interests centre on the political economy of economic development, the state-market-governance nexus, and the role of location in the operation of multi-national enterprises (MNEs).  He is presently completing research on the spatial restructuring of the nation state, and undertaking research on the relationship between MNE subsidiaries and the place-specific institutions.

Room: NW914
Email: c.fuller@aston.ac.uk


Office hours:
 Monday 2-3 

  • BA (Hons) (London)
  • MSC (Econ) (London)
  • PhD (Cardiff) 
  • State and Economy
  • Risk, Regulation and the Financial Crisis
  • Government Expenditure and Financial Management
  • Governance of Economic Development Policy 
  • Political economy of economic development
  • State-market-governance nexus
  • Multi-national enterprises and location 
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society 
  • Fuller, C. Urban politics and the social practices of critique and justification: conceptual insights from French Pragmatism.  Progress in Human Geography (forthcoming)
  • Fuller, C. (2012) ‘Worlds of justification’ in the politics and practices of urban regeneration. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.
  • Fuller, C. (2011) Measuring Performance in Community Cohesion. In Newman, I. And Radcliffe, P. Promoting social cohesion: Implications for policy and evaluation. Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Fuller, C. (2010) Crisis and institutional change in urban governance. Environment and Planning A 42(5) 1121 – 1137.
  • Lupton, R. and Fuller, C. (2009) Mixed Communities: A New Approach to Spatially-Concentrated Poverty in England. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.
  • Fuller, C. and Geddes, M. (2008) ‘Local governance under neo-liberalism: Local state restructuring and processes of scalar transformation’. Antipode, 40 (2).
  • Geddes, M., Davies, J. and Fuller, C. (2007) ‘Evaluating Local Strategic Partnerships-Theory and Practice of change’. Local Government Studies.
  • M. Ramsden, R.J. Bennett and Fuller, C. (2007)'Local and Regional Economic Development and the Transition from TECs to New Institutional Structures: partnership, discretion and local flexibility', Policy Studies.
  • Fuller, C. (2005) ‘Corporate repeat investment and regional institutional capacity: the case of after-care services in Wales’. European Urban and Regional Development Studies, Vol. 12 (1).
  • Fuller, C. and Phelps, N.A. (2004) ‘Multinational enterprises, repeat investment and the role of after-care in Wales and Ireland’. Regional Studies, Vol. 38 (7).
  • Fuller, C., Bennett, R.J. and Ramsden, M. (2004) ‘Local Government and the changing institutional landscape of economic development’. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol. 22 (3).
  • Bennett, R.J., Fuller, C. and Ramsden, M. (2004) ‘Local Government and Local Economic Development in Britain: an evaluation of developments under Labour’. Progress in Planning, Vol. 62, 4, 205-274.
  • Fuller, C., Bennett, R.J. and Ramsden, M. (2003) ‘Organised for inward investment? RDAs, local government and firms in the inward investment process’. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 35(11), 2025 - 2051.
  • Fuller, C., Bennett, R.J. and Ramsden, M. (2002) ‘RDAs and economic development in England: the need for greater discretionary power’. Regional Studies, Vol. 36, No 4. 421-443.
  • Ramsden, M., Bennett, R.J., and Fuller, C. (2005) The Learning and Skills Council and the Institutional Infrastructure for Post-16 Education and Training: An Initial Assessment. Journal of Education and Work, Vol.17, No. 4, 397-420.
  • Ramsden, M., Bennett, R.J., and Fuller, C. (2004) ‘Short-Term Policy and the Ever Changing Institutional Landscape of Post-16 Education and Training: the Case of Learning Partnerships in England, Scotland and Wales’, Journal of Education and Work, Vol.17 (2).
  • Ramsden, M., Bennett, R.J. and Fuller, C. (2002) ‘The end of TECs: A challenge for partners and successor bodies to maintain discretionary activity’. Policy Studies, Vol. 23, No. 3/4, 231-247.
  • Phelps, N. A. and Fuller, C. (2001) ‘Taking care of business: After-care and the state-MNE nexus in Wales’. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol. 19, No.6, 817-832.
  • Phelps, N. A. and Fuller, C. (2000) ‘Multinationals corporations, intra-corporate competition and regional development’. Economic Geography, Vol. 76, No. 3, 224-243.
  • Phelps, N. A., Morgan, K. and Fuller, C. (1999) ‘Regions, Governance and FDI: The case of Wales’. In Hood, N. and Young, S. (Eds) The Globalisation of Multinational Enterprise Activity and Economic Development. Basingstoke: Macmillan.  
  • Fuller, C. (2009) Crisis and justification in state, market and civil society relations. Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) conference on ‘The Politics of Space and Place’, University of Brighton.
  • Fuller, C. and Geddes, M. (2009) The local state at the beginning of the 21st century. Association of American Geographers International Conference, Las Vegas.
  • Fuller, C. (2008) The convoluted process of collective leadership in Local Area Agreements. Regional Science Association Conference on Collective leadership and governance. Nottingham Business School.
  • Fuller, C. (2008) State spatiality, the heterogeneous state and the production of conflict-laden state spaces Royal Geographical Society/IBG International Conference, London.
  • Fuller, C. (2008) Mixed communities: a new approach to spatially-concentrated poverty in England. Workshop on Comparative Urban Marginalization and Poverty Studies, Cardiff University.  
  • Lupton, R. and Fuller, C. (2007) Mixed Communities: A New Approach to Spatially-Concentrated Poverty in England.  Association of American Geographers International Conference, Boston.
  • Fuller, C. (2006) Crisis and institutional change in urban governance. Royal Geographical Society/IBG International Conference
  • Fuller, C. and Geddes, M. (2004) ‘Local governance under neo-liberalism: Local state restructuring and processes of scalar transformation’. International Union of Geographers conference, Glasgow.
  • Fuller, C. and Kohle, B. (2003) Sub-national partnerships and institutional context. Regional Studies Association conference, Pisa University.
  • ‘Multinational Corporations, Intra-Corporate Competition and Regional Development’. Association of American Geographers. (February 2000).
  • ‘Regional Development Agency After-care services: A case study of Wales’. Planning Futures Conference. University of Sheffield (March 1999).
  • ‘RDAs, Inter-institutional networking and the servicing of inward investors: The case of the Welsh Development Agency’. International Regional Studies Association Conference. University of Bilbao (September, 1999).
  • ‘Multinational Corporations, Intra-Corporate Competition and Regional Development’. International Regional Studies Association Conference. University of Bilbao (September, 1999).
  • ‘Business support systems, Inter-institutional networking and the formation of sub-regional governance in Southeast Wales’. RSA Regional Strategies Conference. London Voluntary Centre (November 1999).
  • ‘Regions, Governance and FDI: The case of Wales’. Globalisation of Multinational Enterprise Activity and Economic Development Conference. International Business Unit, University of Strathclyde (May 1998).
  • 2008-2009 Communities and Local Government - National Evaluation of LAAs and LSPs

  • 2008 Audit Commission - Review of community cohesion 

  • 2007 IDeA – Examination of Round Two LAAs 

  • 2007 Audit Commission - LSPs: Managing Performance and Resources 

  • 2006-2008 Communities and Local Government - Evaluation of the New Deal for Communities Programme Phase II 

  • 2006-09 Communities and Local Government – Evaluation of the Mixed Communities Initiative 

  • 2003- 06 Office of the Deputy Prime Minister - Evaluation of the New Deal for Communities Programme Phase I 

  • 2003-05 Office of the Deputy Prime Minister - Process evaluation of the negotiation of pilot Local Area Agreements  

  • 2003-08 DCLG - Local Strategic Partnerships: Feasibility Study, Formative Evaluation and Action Research 

  • 2003-08 DCLG - National Evaluation of Neighbourhood Renewal Pathfinders 

  • 2000-2002 DCLG - Leverhulme Trust project on The New Structures of Urban and Regional Economic Development, University of Cambridge

  • Fuller, C. (2009) MCI, employment and economic development. London: Communities and Local Government

  • Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University Geoff Fordham (GFA Consulting), Rose Ardron (CRESR), Elaine Batty (CRESR), Charlotte Clark (SQW), Beverly Cook (GFA Consulting), Crispian Fuller (WBS), Richard Meegan (EIUA), Sarah Pearson (CRESR) and Robert Turner (SQW) (2009) Improving outcomes? Engaging local communities in the NDC programme: Some lessons from the New Deal for Communities Programme. London: Communities and Local Government

  • Communities and Local Government (2008) Evaluation of the Mixed Communities Initiative Demonstration Projects - Initial Report: Baseline and Early Process Issues: London: Communities and Local Government

  • Radcliffe, P. Newman, I. And Fuller, C. (2008) Review of community cohesion. London: Audit Commission.

  • Fuller, C. and Mawson, J. (2008) LSPs: Managing Performance and Resources. London: Audit Commission.

  • Fuller, C. Evaluation of Mixed Communities: Coventry case study (2008). London: CLG.   

  • Fuller, C. Evaluation of Mixed Communities: Sheffield case study (2008). London: CLG.  

  • Paul Lawless (CRESR) with Scott Dickinson (SQW), Geoff Fordham (GFA), Crispian Fuller (WBS), Richard Meegan (EIUA), Peter Wells (CRESR) (2008) Challenges, Interventions and Change: An overview of Neighbourhood Renewal in Six New Deal for Communities areas. London: Communities and Local Government. 

  • Sarah Pearson (CRESR) with Rose Ardron, Paul Lawless & Peter Wells (CRESR), Scott Dickinson (SQW), Geoff Fordham (GFA Consulting), Crispian Fuller (WBS) David McLennan & Adam Whitworth (SDRC), Richard Meegan (EIUA) (2008) Delivering Safer Neighbourhoods Experiences from the New Deal for Communities Programme. London: Communities and Local Government 

  • Fuller, C. Evaluation of Mixed Communities: Coventry case study (2007). London: CLG.   

  • Fuller, C. Evaluation of Mixed Communities: Sheffield case study (2007). London: CLG.   

  • Geddes, M. Fuller, C. and Geddes, M. (2007) National Evaluation of Local Strategic Partnerships Report on the 2006 Survey of all English LSPs. London: Communities and Local Government.  

  • Fuller, C. Evaluation of Mixed Communities: Coventry case study and baseline (2006). London: CLG.   

  • Fuller, C. Evaluation of Mixed Communities: Sheffield case study and baseline (2006). London: CLG.   

  • Geddes, M. Fuller, C. and Geddes, M. (2005) National Evaluation of Local Strategic Partnerships Report on the 2006 Survey of all English LSPs. London: Communities and Local Government.  

  • Fuller, C. (2005) NRU Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders National Evaluation: Manton Community Alliance case study. NRU: London.  

  • Fuller, C. (2005) LSPs, multi-level governance and economic development. ODPM: London 

  • Fuller, C. (2005) NRU National Evaluation of Coventry New Deal for Communities: Overview report of progress 2001-04. NRU: London. 

  • Fuller, C. (2005) NRU National Evaluation of Walsall New Deal for Communities: Overview report of progress 2001-04. NRU: London. 

  • Fuller, C. (2005) NRU National Evaluation of NDCs: Evaluation of Coventry New Deal for Communities. NRU: London. 

  • Fuller, C. (2005) NRU National Evaluation of NDCs: Evaluation of Walsall New Deal for Communities. NRU: London.

  • Fuller, C. (2005) NRU National Evaluation of NDCs: Mainstreaming at Coventry NDC. NRU: London. 

  • Fuller, C. (2005) ODPM/NRU National Evaluation of LSPs: Nottingham case study. NRU: London. 

  • Fuller, C. (2004) NRU National Evaluation of NDCs: Evaluation of Coventry New Deal for Communities. NRU: London. 

  • Fuller, C. (2004) NRU National Evaluation of NDCs: Evaluation of Walsall New Deal for Communities. NRU: London. 

  • Fuller, C. (2004) NRU National Evaluation of NDCs: Mainstreaming at Coventry NDC. NRU: London. 

  • Fuller, C. (2004) NRU National Evaluation of NDCs: The liveability agenda and Coventry NDC. NRU: London. 

  • Fuller, C. (2003) NRU National Evaluation of NDCs: Hard to reach groups - young people: The case of Coventry NDC. NRU: London. 

  • Fuller, C. (2003) ODPM/NRU National Evaluation of LSPs: Nottingham case study. NRU: London. 

  • Bennett, R.J., Fuller, C. and Ramsden, M. (2002) Local Authority Economic and Community Development Survey. (Collaborative project with the LGA and SLAED).

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